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TCC Tech joins in UTCC multilateral pact to develop digital technology education

Apr 03. 2018
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By The Nation

Voradis Vinyaratn, executive director and acting managing director of TCC Technology, on Tuesday joined leading figures from the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) and 10 corporations in signing a memorandum of understanding on developing technology education in Thailand.

The goals of the MOU – titled “Digital Human Development in Digital Business and Services (Cooperative Education)” – include creating innovation, encouraging creativity, and supporting the readiness of students to fulfill industry demand in accordance with national “Trade and Service 4.0” initiatives.

The UTCC is the only Thai university that requires first-year students to complete a “Digital Innovation Thinking and Coding” course. 

Assoc Professor Sauwanee Thairungroj, president of the university and teaching professor, said the UTCC is the leading institute in the business, trading and service industries. 

The main mission is to function as a practice-university in providing the knowledge and skills necessary to students in every faculty, she said. 

Graduating students possess entrepreneurial skills and can apply digital technology-related innovation to business. UTCC sees this skill base, which it refers to as IDE (innovation-driven entrepreneurship), as a potential driving factor in developing the national economy, she added.

TCC’s Voradis said: “The competencies and capabilities of today’s graduates do not fulfill the current aggressive demands of our growing market. There is a lack of ‘industry linkage’ between industry and educational systems. This is a very critical time for students to equip and leverage themselves with industry needs. 

“With readiness under our specialised domains within our ecosystems of data centres, connectivity and computing resources, TCC Technology Group is privileged to be a part of this exciting joint-programme.”

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